Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Psychological Insights from the Torah: Combating Anxiety and Depression: Part III

In previous articles in this series we considered the idea that it is unrealistic to expect a “one size fits all” approach to dealing with pain, suffering, and loss. We also learned that it was unreasonable to expect individuals with different temperaments, histories, and life situations to respond to trauma in the same manner. Yet,


What’s That Weird Thing in My Child’s Mouth?

It’s happened to many parents: You’re brushing your child’s teeth at bedtime and you notice something strange that you’ve never seen before. A double row of teeth, a bubble on the gum or lip, a discolored spot on the tongue—it is these types of anomalies that bring many parents in to


Don’t Let the Sandwich Eat You: Take Advantage of Expanded Long Term Care Insurance Options

Congratulations! You still feel young and energetic, but you’ve officially graduated the “young” stages of life. You are in your 40s through 60s, earning the honorary designation as being part of the “Sandwich Generation.” That means that you are sandwiched between aging parents who increasingly require your care, and your teenage


Your Clean Bill of Health

While there have been advances in improving medical insurance coverage across the country, medical debts remain the leading cause of personal bankruptcy, the end result of a snowball effect that often begins with a simple medical visit which generates incomprehensible mounds of paperwork and ends with a significantly damaged credit


Top 10 BBQ Tips for Dieters

With BBQ season around the corner, here are my top 10 tips for staying on track:

1. Plan ahead.

Think about what will be served and decide in advance what you plan to have; stick to your plan.

2. Portion your


When Pediatric Home Care Becomes an Option

When people think about home care, often older adults come to mind first. However, not everyone is aware that Pediatric Home Care is one of the fastest growing healthcare fields. With modern advances in medical surgical procedures and life sustaining equipment, outcomes have improved for preterm infants, trauma patients and children treated


Diet Delicious: “Diet Fantasy” Takes the Work Out of Eating Right

The Diet Fantasy, a five-year-old company based in Spring Valley, NY, has created a unique product for the kosher marketplace: a gourmet, personalized diet, with the day’s food delivered each morning to the subscriber, in a sleek, insulated bag with cutlery and a water bottle, ready to be taken to work or school. Included in each day’s


How to Overcome Chronic Fatigue by Listening to Your Body

Dear Coach Gila,

I am always tired. I try to get enough sleep but it is so hard with all that needs to be accomplished during the day. Even those nights I do go to sleep at a reasonable hour I wake up tired. Do you have any recommendations for overcoming chronic


The History of Laughing Gas and Its Use in Pediatric Dentistry

Nitrous oxide is the most frequently used inhalation anxiolytic in dentistry; it is also used in hospitals and operating rooms. Commonly called “laughing gas,” it has been studied extensively and generally agreed to be one of the safest modalities of sedation in dentistry. It also has a colorful place in the history of


Medically Directed Lactation: Darling Essentials LLC Opens in West Orange

Dr. Lisa Kurz, MD is a rare commodity in the universe of pediatric medical experts, with a primary focus on the art, science and practicality of lactation, or breastfeeding. Dr. Kurz, whose breastfeeding medicine practice opened recently in West Orange, NJ, is one of but a precious few pediatricians or medical doctors specializing in


Q&A With Metropolitan Dermatology

1. What do you do in the office for persistent rashes? How do you determine if the rashes are caused by skin allergy?

Testing for allergies in a dermatologist’s office is completely different from that in an allergist’s practice. In the latter, you may be tested for


The Misdiagnosed Child

Children presenting with behavior disorders often have associated reading/learning difficulties and are commonly characterized as being difficult children by their teachers and parents. ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit disorder hyperactivity), LD (learning disabilities), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), Dyslexia